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what he's doing. >> reporter: but why now? dorner was honorably discharged from the u.s. navy reserves just last friday after ten years service, including a tour in the persian gulf. was that the trigger for this killing spree? or evidence of careful planning? >> i have more questions than i do have answers at this point. >> reporter: if dorner gets his apparent wish, if he is killed, we night never know the whole truth. nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> and nick and david will be staying on this story throughout the night. >>> but we move next here to the great blizzard, gathering strength and poised to break bear down on millions of american families across the northeast. experts say it could be the worst snowstorm in a century. our extreme weather team is on the storm front and abc's meteorologist ginger zee is out where the storm is about to move in. ginger? >> reporter: diane, this may look like a mountain of snow, but it's not. this is 100,000 tons of salt that i'm standing on. i've got some right here in my hand. it is one of so many tools that millions of americans will use
and scanning the forest all around us. because again, that was one of the reason yz the highway up here werez[m[,j-Ñ they just did not know for sure that christopher dorner was still in that cabin. something else that one source has been speculating is recall he has scuba gear. if used properly can help protect someone from smoke inhalation. can't do anything as far as heat but can protect the suspect if still alive inside of the house from smoke intall halation. we're going to set the scene here as to what led up before this this, afternoon. u.s. marshals going to be clearing a cabin here. they cleared the scene and all vehicles left code three, lights and sirens. this is around 12:15, 12:20. as we were headed to thate w location, glass road and highway 38 were the stolen vehicled
seen. vic lee has team coverage for us tonight. explain what you've been learning. >> well, dan, police removed the crime scene tape from this house, take a look. it's the second house across the stree. a neighbor said he'd moved here just last year, people we spoke with sate murder of the 13-year-old girl hit the community hard. >> we go to bed and wake up in the morning first thing we think about is that little girl that they found. >> a sense of relief police now have the murder suspect. anthony lamar jones is 32 years old arrested this morning at his mother's apartment in this residential complex. neighbor tells us an officer knocked on her door he asked me questions and showed me pictures of a man that they thought was the perpetrator. showed me pictures of the girl z asked if i had been to crown barber. >> crown barber turned out to be a hair styling shop jones reportedly started here at this shopping mall last year. police also appeared here this morning during the operation. they took evidence from the shop and boarded up the windows and door. this contractor was shocked to lear
for joining us. imagine this as a plotline for "ocean's 14." clooney, pitt and the gang turn their thieving skills towards a really juicy target, the supermarket. as crazy as it sounds, organized shoplifting rings are now selling milk, tide, and razor blades on the black market to the tune of $30 billion a year, enough to inspire retailers to form specialized undercover units. abc's nick watt went along with one of them for a bust. >> reporter: we used to call it shoplifting, but now it's so much more. >> i've seen a person pull a razor blade and cut put. >> it could be nothing, it could be something. >> reporter: it's highly organized doing big business. there's even an acronym. o.r.c. organized retail crime. >> it's just like a fortune 500 company. all this is just organized. >> reporter: it costs the retail industry more than $30 billion a year. >> everything from meat to razors to milk. >> reporter: milk? >> yeah. you name it. >> reporter: tide detergent, current hot target. expensive, easy to shift on the streets. they're calling it liquid gold. >> sometimes we get rings that just do a
is going too far. published reports say that the base in saudi arabia has been used to launch drone strikes against targets in yemen, including the one that killed american citizen and suspected terrorist, anwar al awlaki. a leaked memo from the obama administration claims u.s. citizens accused of being al qaeda operatives may lawfully be killed, even if there's no evidence of an imminent threat. meanwhile, john brennan, the president's nominee for cia director, will face tough questions about that memo in his confirmation hearing tomorrow. >>> and computer hackers have struck the federal reserve. the hacker group, anonymous, claims to have stolen data belongs to some 4,000 bankers. the fed spokeswoman tells "the wall street journal," no critical operations have been affected. >>> and it's being called the largest credit card fraud in history. authorities arrested 18 people based in new jersey, accused of stealing some $200 million after creating thousands of fake i.d.s, with stolen social security numbers. using those fake i.d.s to obtain cards, the suspects allegedly wired money to seven
the bunker and rescued the child. >> reporter: in a matter of minute, just after 3:00 p.m., agents used an explosive charge to blow open the bunker's entrance. they killed dykes, before taking the boy to a nearby hospital by ambulance. abc news has learned in the course of a week-long standoff, the fbi had created this mock bunker near the site. and had been using it to train agents for different scenarios to get the boy out. still, monday's raid was not the ending police had sought. they spent days negotiating with the decorated vietnam veteran, through a ventilation shaft. sending food and toys to the boy, while addressing the h hosta hostage-taker as mr. dykes. when the talks finally broke down, police say they had no other choice but to catch dykes by surprise. incredibly, ethan's mother had asked police days ago, not to kill dykes. >> she put her hand on the officer's heart and said, sir, don't hurt him. he's sick. >> reporter: you know, friends and family tell us that little ethan is a boy that loves to be hugged. and you can bet, he's getting those hugs today. george? >> thanks,
the sheriff rick staneck told us he sees firsthand a link between gun violence and mental health. >> this is not about those who are receiving treatment. they're no more violent than anybody else. but untreated, we have a problem. >> reporter: staneck is president obama's ear, using white house meetings to push for more resources to identify and treat the mentally ill and keep dangerous people away from guns. the problem can be seen at jails across the country like this one, where an estimated 25% to 30% of inmates suffer from a mental illness. experts say not all those people belong here. those that do sometimes struggle to get the care they need. 8 of the 9 killers in mass shootings last year had histories of mental illness. few received care and none were blocked from legally purchasing a well because of gaps in the federal background system. >> when we run the background check for you to purchase or acquire a hand gun, if we say it's okay, nothing comes back, you should be good to go. the fact of the matter it's not. it's really become america's dirty little secret about thes
pope? abc's david wright lets us know. >> reporter: cardinal sean o'malley is a prince of the church who lives like a pauper. even his clothes set him apart. cardinal sean, as he likes to be called, wears the simple brown robes of a monk, plus sandals. even in winter in boston. >> he's a holy man, and a man of simplicity. wouldn't that be a lovely thing to have in a pope. >> reporter: the boston arch diocese he inherited was badly tainted. he sold off the cardinal's residence to pay off the victims and moved into a single room. the church has not always been so responsive. >> any new pope is going to have to look at that issue and speak to it. >> reporter: here in rome, there's been an unwritten rule, no pope from a superpower. but vatican watchers say times have changed. >> people realize a cardinal from the united states is not necessarily going to represent u.s. political interests. >> reporter: o'malley is one of two american names being floated. the other, timmy dolan who scoffed at the idea. >> what about you? >> is this abc evening news or comedy central? >> reporter: and o'ma
. a nightmare scenario for the u.s. the united nations now estimates that 70,000 people have been killed in the fighting, though no one really knows. a u.n. commission called for war crimes investigations of both sides. assad's government, which has sought to crush the rebellion, and the rebels, who are seen as warlords, gangsters, and religious fanatics who regularly post videos of beheadings and other atrocities on youtube. damascus is quiet. no one really walking around. 5 million people hunkered down as the terrible war that's tearing their country apart has arrived here. in fierce battles raging in the city's suburbs. syria's many minorities live in terror of jihadist takeover of their country. before we came here, we visited christian refugees from syria who fled to beirut. they said they were forced out of their villages by muslim fundamentalists, ethnically cleansed. they supported the rebellion at first, but not now. they lost their homes, their communities, their way of life. we lived free as christians, this man tells us, putting up christmas trees and decorations. but now we
. >> the weather beat us to the punch so yeah i borrowed a friend's truck. >> on the new york islanders land's express way hundreds of cars got stuck with hundreds of drivers spending the night on the road. even 18 wheels weren't enough to conquer the conditions. >> we need a plow. >> nearly three feet of snow is falling in some places and it's still coming down. winds traveling at up to 83 miles an hour whipping up ocean waters and causing flooding from massachusetts to maine. >> if you lose power, and we are experiencing a lot of wind at that time, you should plan on your power being out for some period of time. >> and this morning over 600,000 people waking up without power. >> make sure you have basic food supplies, medications at home. and prepare for the possibility of being shut in and at home for the next 24 or 48 hours. >> many residents say they are as prepared as they can be. >> yeah, the electrical is out and now we have some food. >> armies of snowplows and salt trucks are clearing the snow, sometimes with the roads even getting the better of them. >> the roads are so bad right
overnight and the role the paparazzi may have played. >> headlines don't ain't for him. >>> for us girls ain't no mountain high enough. ginger and myself. we jumped, raced and now we're climbing. icy temperature couldn't stop us from going to mt. washington. dan and ron wouldn't come along so the girls braved it. >> just for the record ron and i not invited. >>> speaking of ginger, though, take a look at this amazing satellite picture of the blizzard of 2013. you can see why this snowstorm paralyzed some of the most heavily populated areas of this country. the stats are coming in and they are impressive. worst hit. hamden, where they got an astonishing 40 inches. portland, they got nearly 32 inches from this one and to give you a sense of the powers the winds were as strong as a category 1 hurricane with gusts up to 83 miles an hour on the cape. that's cape cod. and speaking of massachusetts, that's where meteorologist ginger zee is this morning. she is in boston. hey, ginger, good morning. >> good morning, to you, dan. boston was one of the areas hardest hit and record-making here. it was t
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's coming towards us, guys. >> reporter: cell phone cameras captured the frightening scene last night. >> oh, wow. >> reporter: as a twister barreled down on one of the main streets in hattiesburg, mississippi, leveling businesses and homes. part of the university of mississippi campus was damaged. >> people should prepare and protect themselves. >> reporter: the tornadoes injured as many as 20 people in mississippi. it's the same strong storm system that dumped another foot of snow on parts of minnesota. >> all the roads are slippery at this point. >> reporter: and turned roads into ice across wisconsin. in the northeast, more bad weather could be on the way after the weekend's deadly blizzard, which dumped up to 40 inches of snow in connecticut. many school districts will be closed today because roads are not clear. >> when you shovel your driveway, the plows come and put the snow back on the driveway. >> reporter: many gas stations remain closed due to widespread power outages. mass transit systems and airport operations are slowly getting back to normal for this morning's commute. >> and
us that a small piece could be worth thousands of dollars. thousands of dollars. bigger chunks, hundreds of thousands. >> there's no doubt that millions and millions of dollars in value, pieces fell to earth. >> reporter: the frozen ground and snow will help preserve the meteor debris. in what may turn out to be a new cosmic gold rush. there are already people here who want to cash in on the worldwide attention. they want to turn this remote city into a tourist destination. david? >> kirit, thank you. >>> and of course, that meteor has people all over the globe keeping an eye to sky. from california overnight, this, a fireball streaking across the sky. caught by this camera in this car. it littered up twitter. it was a meteor star, unrelated to the one in russia. >>> we do move on tonight and to south africa tonight, the heartbroken parents of oscar pistorius, now breaking their silence. defending him against the allegations that he murdered his girlfriend. and it comes as a reality show debuts with his slain girlfriend still in it. abc's bazi kanani reporting. >> reporter: the
. that instability sent oil prices plunging this morning. >>> and the white house stepping up u.s. involvement in syria's bloody civil war. secretary of state john kerry has promised the rebels trying to overthrow bashar al assad that support from the u.s. is coming. though he didn't elaborate further. he did persuade rebel leaders to attend a conference in rome this week. "the new york times" reports that saudi arabia is already shipping weapons to the rebels, something president obama has refused to do in the past. >>> and next time you're tempted to illegally download music or movies online, you could be in store for a rather rude awakening. beginning this week, the top internet providers will be tracking illegal downloads as part of the new copyright alert system, organized by the entertainment industry. you will get six warnings to stop. and then the real punishment kicks in. your service provider will temporarily slow your connection to a crawl. >>> have you seen first lady michelle obama's wardrobe change from the oscars? we saw mrs. obama in her sleeveless silver gown, looking lovely,
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witnessed a female officer using excessive force. for years he appealed the decisions. sources say that he recently snapped after exhausting all avenues to get his good name back. >> you're always on duty when you're a cop. >> reporter: she's dorner's former girlfriend. >> it's scary situation. i have the phone on 911 when i open the door to my apartment. who's next? you don't know. i don't see a peaceful resolve or ending in the situation because he committed so many heinous acts at this point. >> reporter: dorner said that he's going to use every bit of his training to kill police, he said that he's prepared to die and george, my sources say, believe him. >> reporter: brad garrett joins us now from washington. we learned so much. we know that the car is in the ravine, some tracks there. but this is like finding a needle in a haystack at this point. >> it is, george. hopefully, they have tracking dogs out there immediately. the key is, what is dorner going to do? did he have any plan to go to big bear? a place that he's been in the past? the key is, getting the word out in big bear to all
for joining us this morning. and so -- speaking of joe flacco, a rich young man and the ravens mvp quarterback. he'll join us live today a bit later in the program. that's now it from here in new orleans. back to you, george. >> thank you, josh. >>> we're going to switch gears now to that shocking killing of legendary s.e.a.l. chris kyle. he was gunned down at a shooting range over the weekend. the man arrested was a troubled former marine whom kyle was trying to help. ryan owens has more from dallas. >> reporter: we're told that the young suspect idolized the man, chris kyle. so many people did. he was an american hero who survived so much at war, only to be gunned down here at home. >> i love the job. you know, the guys, the camaraderie. >> reporter: chris kyle knew the toll combat takes more than anyone. he served four tours in iraq. won seven medals for his bravery. killed more of the enemy than any sniper in u.s. military history. he talked about that transition from war to home just weeks ago. to the website guns.com. >> you don't have an identity. you have to learn a whole new way to ac
bright red shoes. he's been using a moveable platform to carry him down the aisle of st. peters basilica. this morning after he made his announcement, he was helped down from his chair. while this is a surprise the pope has said in the past that he reserved the right to resign if he felt too old to perform his duties. what's next? he still hopes to serve the church through a life dedicated to prayer. elizabeth, back to you. >> greg, good morning to you. lot of people really surprised by the announcement this morning. some cardinals in the audience didn't understand what pope benedict was saying? >> that's also true. one of those occasions in rome the pope actuallies gives his speech in latin. i was watching on tv. i wasn't there in the crowd. i was watching on tv and you could tell some of the cardinals didn't get the latin and really such a serious thing. obviously, they learned soon afterwards from their brother cardinals that it certainly was a momentous decision. the pope is calm and peaceful. i think we have seen him as somebody who's serene. >> what about the timing of this? on the
they stand at this point. >> all right. bazi kanani, live for us right there in south africa. thank you for that. >>> we're going to move on, now, to syria. one of the most dangerous hot spots on the planet. after two years of bloody conflict there, a u.n. panel says the government and those rebels should both be charged with war crimes. >> abc's terry moran made the harrowing journey to the frontier of the battle, the capital, damascus. >> reporter: the road from beirut to damascus. we drove into syria along this heavily guarded route, checkpoint after checkpoint after checkpoint. it is now a lifeline, as damascus, the stronghold of the government of president bashar assad, becomes a city under siege. it is a dirty war, in a crucial country. just look at the map. the chaos engulfing syria threatens to spill over into iraq on one side, israel and lebanon on the other. a nightmare scenario for the u.s. the united nations now estimates that 70,000 people have been killed in the fighting. though, no one really knows. damascus is quiet. some light traffic. no one really walking around. 5 mi
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of a retired lapd captain. >> she had such a big heart. why take her away from all of us? >> reporter: the 28-year-old beloved basketball coach was gunned down on sunday, along with her fiance, keith lawrence, while they were sitting in her car. >> a multi-page manifesto is of interest. >> reporter: the document, allegedly posted this week by dorner blames retired lapd captain randy quan and other officers for getting him fired by the department. it claim he was fired for reporting police abuses. it lists the names of daunz officers. threatening to attack the moments, the officers's spouses and children's schools. he said i never had the opportunity to have family of my own. i'm terminating yours. >> we're considering hip armed and dangerous. >> reporter: police in southern california feel they're under attack. one of the lapd officer, who was shot overnight, was on his way to protect one of the people named in the manifesto. all of the people named in that are getting additional security. the cops battening down against this clear threat to them and their families. >> let's bring in brad gar
? >> i believe it was velvet. it was really a special night for us to see you there. >> last year was the time that i was beginning to feel ill, but, you know, what a difference a year makes. great to see you out there on the red carpet. it was a great comfort to look over and see you, lara. kristin chenoweth did great job, kelly rowland and jess cagle. psychologically, it was great to be back. >> it must have been great to get the greetings. >> everyone is in such a great mood on the red carpet. oscar night. >> let me tell you, most popular girl. everyone's like, hey, lara, where is robin? i'm like, that way and go. so happy you were here. i also loved the sort of quiet energy there was on the carpet. it wasn't frenetic. everyone seemed really calm, cool, collected. the fashion reflected that. >> look that segue. >> great segue. >> a lot more coming up, including the reviews on set [ male announcer ] these heads belong to those who can't put life on hold because of a migraine. so they trust excedrin migraine to relieve pain fast. plus sensitivity to light, sound, even nausea. no
by superstorm sandy. >> trying to batten down the hatches here, if any storms are coming. the last one ruined us totally. >> reporter: new england residents rushed out to stock up on essentials. >> this is panic shopping. so, bread, milk, a snow shovel in case our snow shovel breaks. >> reporter: the fire department was even called into a supermarket in salem, massachusetts, because there were too many people there. many schools and businesses closed ahead of the storm. and airlines canceled more than 2,000 flights and say more are expected. preeti arla, abc news. >>> and in massachusetts, all subway, bus and commuter rail services will be shut down by midafternoon. >> as you can see on today's front page of "the boston herald," officials are urging drivers to be off the roads by noon, hoping to avoid a repeat of what went on during the historic blizzard of 1978. accuweather's jim dickey has more, now, about what's in store for this wild weather weekend. >> good morning, rob and diana. a crippling snowstorm expected here today. two systems colliding. area of low pressure strengthening. as we hea
slipping and sliding on treacherous roads. >> the weather beat us to the punch so yeah i borrowed a friend's truck. >> on new york aland's us puts expressway, hundreds of cars got stuck with hundreds of drivers spending the night on the road. even 18 wheels weren't enough to conquer the conditions. >> we need a plow. >> nearly three feet of snow is falling in some places and it's still coming down. winds traveling at up to 83 miles an hour whipping up ocean waters and causing flooding from massachusetts to maine. >> if you lose power, and we are experiencing a lot of wind at that time, you should plan on your power being out for some period of time. >> and this morning over 600,000 people waking up without power. >> make sure you have basic food supplies, medications at home. and prepare for the possibility of being shut in and at home for the next 24 or 48 hours. >> many residents say they are as prepared as they can be. >> running space heaters right now for the house because the electrical is out. now we are getting some food. >> armies of snowplows and salt trucks are clearing the snow
kim shows us what happened. >> crews pulled this silver corvette up a steep hill. it crashed 150 feet down the embankment after the driver of the car lost control while going up the mountain. this is where the car went off the cliff about a mile east of clayton road. we spoke to one witness who saw the whole thing unfold. >> as i was returning home from a hike i saw the car seemingly over steering and quickly went down the edge and down the ravine. >> the passenger got out of the car on his own and called 9-1-1. the san jose fire department said he suffered minor to moderate injuries, but the driver was ped tray. was trapped. they used ropes and pulleys to bring him back up the hill. about 25 emergency personnel took part in the effort which took more than two hours. >> it took personnel and hauling and strength pulling him up. he is using pulley systems, but we have to climb up a steep em bankment. steep embankment. >> a helicopter was waiting to transport the driver to the hospital. he is said to have suffered significant injury. chp officers are investigating the accident. they say
web team is sending updates the moment we receive them by twitter. follow us7 news at abc7 news bay area. >>> we will move to breaking news in the south bay. a bizarre and dangerous discovery tonight at a man's home. for many of his neighbors, it doesn't come as too big a shock apparently. alan wang is live in santa clara with what authorities took out of that house. alan? >> dan, this is the home where it all happened. the santa clara county bomb squad said the homemade bomb and bomb making materials were too unstable. so they dug a hole in the man's front yard and buried the material and covered it with the sandbags and blew it up earlier this evening. police say the homemade bombs and the chemicals found in this santa clara home had to be destroyed on the spot. sky 7hd flew over the house and authorities say neighbors are lucky nothing in the house exploded before today. >> we are glad there was no detonation. it potentially could have been catastrophic. >>- q. i neighbors identified -- >> neighbors identified the man as everett basham. he lived in this home, but huey barely said
in search of a hot shower and warm food. marci gonzalez join us from mobile, alabama. good morning, marci. >> reporter: here it is. the carnival cruise docked. and hours later, all of the relieved passengers were finally off the ship. dry land at last. carnival "triumph" passengers chrissing the ground as they leave what's been their miserable cruise ship prison. >> the sewer kept backing up. people would slip and fall in it. the smell was terrible. >> reporter: the stench and lack of electricity drove many of the 4,000 people onboard to live and sleep in a kind of shantytown on the ship's deck. a nightmare that began sunday, when a fire knocked out the ship's engines, leaving the vessel stranded in the gulf of mexico. >> didn't know if it was going to slow, catch back on fire. for a day or so, we didn't see any kind of sign of life. and so, that's pretty scary when you're out there on the water. >> reporter: after eight days at sea, tugboats slowly brought the ship into dock in alabama last night. the ceo of carnival going onboard, offering reimbursement, a free cruise, $500 and an apolo
in the u.s. navy reserves, honorably discharged just last friday, fired four years ago by the lapd. police claim he bore a grudge against a retired l.a. police captive, randy kwan, monica's father, as well as other lapd officers. >> of particular interest is a multi-page manifesto in which the suspect has implicated himself. >> reporter: in a rambling manifesto posted online, dorner blames kwan and other lapd officers of a smear campaign after dorner reported witnessing a fellow officer commit police brutality. the manifesto vows vengeance. i will bring unconventional and asymmetrical warfare to those in lapd uniform whether on or off duty. >> if you read his manifesto, this is a very -- lapd is a specific target, but all law enforcement is targeted. >> reporter: it appears to be no idle threat. today the story played out with all the intensity of a hollywood action thriller. "l.a. confidential" meets "cape fear." >> talk to me, i'm staying here! >> reporter: except that this drama was real and deadly. at 10:00 last night, police say a man fitting dorner's description tried to steal a boat
a woman's sight using a bionic eye. it's an extraordinary story. that's coming up a little later in the broadcast. >>> we're going to start with a little insult to injury in the weather department. one week after that paralyzing snowstorm in the northeast, more on the way. and abc news meteorologist, ginger zee, who also tracks john schriffen for us, is on the case this morning. ginger, what's going on? >> good morning. it's a relative dusting, compared to what happened last week. but it's going to hit some new areas. let's talk about the area of raleigh because they were prepping for the snow. if they get one to two inches, it's a big deal down there. so, parts of north carolina, south carolina, and virginia, today through early tomorrow, do expect one to three overall. and more like two to four in the mountainous regions. as the low tracks to the north, here's that insult to injury we were talking about, dan. from boston to portland, who got plenty of snow last weekend. about two to four inches. the cape, up through northern maine, four to eight. and even more in the far part o
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units because of this. abc's nick watt went along with one of them for a bust. >> reporter: we used to call it shoplifting. but now it's so much more. >> i've seen a person pull a razor blade and cut people. >> it could be nothing, it could be something. >> reporter: it's highly organized crime rings doing big business. shoplifters are called boosters, they sell the stuff on to someone called a fence. there's even an acronym, orc, organized retail crime. >> it's just like a fortune 500 company. it's all just organized. >> reporter: it cost the retail industry more than $30 billion a year. >> everything from meat to razors, to milk. >> reporter: milk? >> you name it. >> reporter: underwear, fragrance, clothing, highly sophisticated networks, boosters, fences, mr. bigs can make millions a year. and mike sweat is on the case. a riverside county sheriff's deputy injured in a car accident, sweat is now a full-time investigator on the orc beat. hired by stores from tj maxx to marshals and he's helping out the cops. >> kind of like working a narcotics case. we have low, mid level and top d
's it for this edition. >> thanks for joining us, everyone. everyone. follow us on twitter at abc7 hey! hey honey! hey alan. uh, hey.... i'm bob, we talked at the tax store. i did your taxes. i thought you were a tax expert? today, i'm a master plumber. major tax stores advertise for preparers with "no tax experience necessary." at turbotax, you only get answers from cpas, eas or tax attorneys - all real tax experts. ..es and all other major tax stores combined. ♪ >>> being a sharp dressed man, of course, is always important. but especially on valentine's day, whether you're on a first date or whether you've been married for years. >> and getting the right look is actually easier than you think. we sent abc's molly hunter to get some expert advice. good tips you got? >> reporter: good morning. this was a tough assignment. i visited the headquarters of one of the most stylish men's magazines for some simple tips any guy can follow. with valentine's day fast approaching, the pressure is on to impress your date. with flowers, chocolates and restaurants to think about, your outfit should be the least of
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